The holidays have passed and most likely the kids are still on holiday break from school. A great craft project idea and boredom buster is to create dry erase thank you boards. Kids can use these to send personalized thank you messages to family and friends for any holiday gifts they received. You can print each picture out and mail them to each recipient for a great homemade thank you card idea. Or for the social media savvy, you can Instagram them, post to their Facebook page, or even tweet it for instant gratification!
My daughter had a couple friends over, so we decided to make it a group project. I started with Elmer’s Dry Erase Foam Boards. You can buy them in a 2-pack of 20″ x 30″ boards. One side has a dry erase surface, and the other side is a regular foam board. We drew our desired design on the regular sided surface, and I used my X-ACTO knife over a self-healing mat to cut it out for the girls. We cut out heart shapes and thought bubble shapes. I fit two shapes per board.
Then the girls had fun decorating and finishing the edges with colored and patterned duct tape. When they were each satisfied with their designs, the girls wrote different messages on the dry erase side, and had me take pictures on my iPhone to text or post out to different people.
As you can see, their messages ranged from personal thank you’s, to a declaration of love, to a simple hello. = )
The best part is, they each got to take their decorated dry erase board home with them. I suggested that they could attach a ribbon on the back side, and hang on their bedroom walls.
Try this interactive craft with your kids, and send along some creative thank you messages to all.